I am a 6th grade student at Northwood Elementary and as part of our lang. and lit. curriculum we read Linda Sue Park's "A Long Walk for Water". Salva and Nya's story interested me and my entire class. We begged our teacher to keep reading more! We heard more and more about organizations like Water for South Sudan. Joann Cala from Helping Hearts and Hands visited our 6th grade team and told us a lot about what we can do to help. I told my mom and lang. and lit. teacher that I wanted to represent Northwood in the walk and they said it was a great idea. I can't wait to make an impact and want to help communities in Sudan just like ours. I love Salva's story and I want to approach this walk bit by bit one step at a time!